Skylar Thompson has replaced Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in their match against the New England Patriots after the latter suffered a finger injury.

This is Thompson’s rookie season in the NFL. He has earlier played college football with the Kansas State Wildcats for five years from 2016-21. He is considered one of the best quarterbacks of the team’s history with 7,124 yards on 552 passes for 42 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

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Skylar Thompson is the son of Brad Thompson and Teresa Thompson. He was born on June 4, 1997 in Palmyra, Missouri. After his mother’s death, his father married Katherine Burns Thompson.

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The quarterback has three siblings- brothers Anthony and Eric, and sister Ashley. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management in 2019 and is pursuing a master’s programme in academic advising.

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The dolphins, who had lost their previous four encounters, had slipped from a dominant 8-3 to 8-7 and had to win Sunday’s encounter to make playoff chances easier. They started on the right note, riding on an important touchdown by Thompson. 

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While the score was evenly matched at 7-7 after half-time, the Patriots got the upper hand in the third quarter, scored 9-7 and maintained the lead after 7-7 in the last quarter to win a keenly contested battle, 23-21. quarterback Mac Jones starred for the Patriots with two touchdowns and ensured that the Patriots have a bigger chance at qualification, going into the final week.

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The loss hurt the Dolphins’ cause big time but they aren’t eliminated yet. While they no longer can qualify relying solely on their performances, they could still sneak in with a win in their final match in Week 19, followed by a victory for the Buffalo Bills over the New York Giants, in what would be another all-AFC east encounter.